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Martine McCutcheon in Bathing Suit "Booked Our Holiday"

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Eastenders star Martine McCutcheon is looking forward to vacation. She posted a bikini photo on Instagram sharing her excitement. In it, McCutcheon went for a walk wearing a black halter bikini. She captioned the photo, "Finally booked our holiday! I can't wait to see the ocean! Time to get the bikini, sunglasses, flip flops and sun hats packed, whoop!" Read on to see 5 ways Martine McCutcheon stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Tried New Things

McCutcheon lost a lot of weight, which left many wondering what her secrets were. She says that she had to try a lot of new things in order to find out what her best option was. "I think it takes a long time to work out what your own recipe is," she told Love Sunday magazine. "It's taken me such a long time to look through all the stuff that's out there, and just do what works for me."


She Uses The 80/20 Rule


When it comes to her diet, McCutcheon says to Love Sunday that she believes in balance. "The 80/20 rule is what works for me," she explained. "For 80 per cent of my week, I will have mainly just healthy proteins, vegetables and fruit, organic and veggie juices, and Flora ProActiv spread. And then I'll have treats 20 per cent of the time – I'll have that slice of pizza, chocolate or a G&T to celebrate a friend's birthday. I'll do it because I know that for most of the week, I've been doing the good bits for my heart."


She Uses The Cambridge Weight Plan

McCutcheon revealed to Hello! Magazine that she likes to use the Cambridge Weight Plan to lose weight, and that it came in handy after she had her first child. She says that it works because it helps keep her on track and is quick.  "I'd tried the Cambridge Weight Plan before and had great results. I needed something that would work swiftly because I think you can lose the will if you're not seeing results quickly enough. But it's rigid enough for me not to stray."


She's More Confident

McCutcheon tells Hello! Magazine that her weight loss has made her develop more confidence in herself. "In the industry I've grown up in, you're so scrutinised, it's what you do – you put on your face and go out there, even if inside you don't feel at all good about yourself. Now, that confidence feels more genuine. I set myself a goal and I've achieved it and, while a stone might not sound like a lot to some people, on my frame it has made a huge difference, not just to how I look but how I feel about myself."


She Uses A Consultant

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McCutcheon tells OK! Magazine that she turned to a consultant to help herself stay healthy. "My consultant Donna stressed that my health is the most important thing," she says. "I took things a little more slowly whilst feeling more energised, and even with health issues I've still managed to do it!"

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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